Beach camping in Queensland with horseback riding

Rainforests, surf beaches, waterfalls, mountains and easy access to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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Hidden Camp Pie Creek

62 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · QLD
Away from everything, close to most things. and has won and award for Runners up for best hipcamps for HipCamp Australia 2023 Our 6.5 acre property has an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna along with lots of wildlife and birds. It is the perfect destination to forget life's worries and relax in a beautiful natural environment. We are happy for you to enjoy riding push bikes on the property and to enjoy music around your campsite. Bring your kids, dogs, push bikes, or even a canoe and get back to nature! Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided and there is plenty of firewood available. Please ensure there are no restrictions in place before lighting a fire. There is a basic camp kitchen, toilet's, camp shower and a bar setup down near the dam for your use, complete with lights, weber BBQ, microwave, 2 hot plates, a toaster, sandwich press and fridge/freezer. You can also hire out the entire property just for your group or special occasion - please see entire property listing. ALL ARRIVAL INFO AND GATE PIN CODES GET SENT TO YOUR HIPCAMP ACCOUNT 48HOURS PROIR TO CHECKIN - Please have this handy on checkin and Please don't ring us at 10pm asking for this information. We also have a mini camp shop on site that's also stocked with the hire items you will notice in the extras section(on the hipcamp app) and there are also many more items you may forget like frozen bread, milk and even ice also including but not limited to (depending on availability) - * Barista made coffees (by prior booking) * Ham & Cheese croissants (by prior booking) * Chopped Fire wood (Delivered to your camp) * Smoker Rental * Solar Panel Rental * Water Drum Rental * Camp toilet Rental *Generator Hire *Table Hire *Battery Hire *12v Fridge/freezer hire If you are requiring any of the above you can pay us in cash or you can check out these most of these options on the hipcamp app or give us a call or text to arrange. There is power down at the dam and please take your rubbish with you on departure and clean up after yourselves. Although most of all we want you to have a great time! We are 10 minutes from Gympie, 2 hours from Brisbane and an hour to the Sunshine Coast or Hervey Bay.
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Tropical Woopen Creek Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Woopen Creek, QLD
You will have access to our beautiful peaceful surroundings, with adequate shelter under some lovely big trees park your camper or pitch a swag. We also have a nice running creek that you can take a cooling down soak in or just enjoy watching our many wild life that are present throughout the creek, fish , eels and turtles. It's truly a very private and relaxing spot to chill out and enjoy camping for a few days or whatever suits your needs while passing the area. Plenty of fantastic swimming holes nearby including Josephine falls and Babinda boulders very popular spots for tourist and the locals. Site 1 right down on the creek large grass flat space big enough for two families to set up camp. The creek runs around the outside so there are a number of viewing points to see the wildlife mentioned above. A set of solar lights hang over the firepit area allowing for more light while cooking on our wonderful swinging hotplate BBQ. Site 2 Our newer spot work in progress not so ideal for camper trailers. your situated under our tree line away from the main creek but still with your own small dirt track down to the creek. A smaller paver firepit, plenty fine for sitting around an open fire while watching the stars at night. So please check by internal message before confirming your booking that way we can confirm a spot while discussing your needs to ensure you have a clear view of your camping area. Onsite we have our shared outhouse porta toilet which is positioned in the middle of both camping areas for everyone's convenience. Take note of our extras available when confirming your booking. Please follow us on instagram - tropicalwoopencreekcamping
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Boho Wilderness Farm Noosa Lake

8 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Boreen Point, QLD
We are part of Noosa Hinterland, situated at the start of the Everglades, more than 40% of Australia’s bird species is found here. Lake Cootharaba is at it’s peak, 4ft deep. It’s great for sailing, SUP, kayaking, kite surfing and swimming. There are wood fired BBQs and picnic seats all along the foreshore. Public showers/toilets too. Upon coming down Lake Flat Rd, you’ll see 4 letterboxes, turn LEFT here and travel down a private road approx 100mts, you’ll see 1 white bali flag and our Boho Wilderness sign on pink post, this is CAMP entry. In the rainforest, there is a large picnic table for your enjoyment, explore at leisure. We have a designated camping area, fenced in, with 8 sites, all numbered. You could have a view across open paddocks/dam of our horses. NOOSA EVERGLADES are calling you to visit. Camp sites are in horseshoe layout. Fires are ONLY ALLOWED in fire pit. Check in at 1pm and check out is flexible, on agreement with host. Please message owner 1hr prior to arriving. CHECK IN AFTER 6pm STRICTLY AT OWNERS DISCRETION Well behaved dogs are welcome, please keep them on a leash, please add them to booking, under EXTRAS $10 each (2dogs max.) NO DOGS IN RAINFOREST. Kids can feed goats and pony. Goats come through trail of SITE 4. No dogs are allowed in SITE 4. Thank you. *** There is bore water tap at shower block. *** 2 portlaloo’s which are emptied and sanitised twice daily. ***HOT SHOWER AVAILABLE * Goat feeding is at 8:30am weekends for kids, adults by request, & most days on school holidays. We are a coastal village by the Lake. less than; * 1km to the Lake, foreshore has several BBQ (wood fired) and picnic tables to enjoy. Showers/toilets available at 2 points along foreshore. * Kids and dog beach available at the kids park, at Lake (4ft at its deepest). * Boat ramp for access to lake or Everglades. A canoe launching ramp available at Elanda Point. 7mins away. If looking at tides, lookup Teewah beach for lake tides. * Cafe/general store located at the lake, open 7am-2pm. * Apollonian Hotel has bistro, and outdoor dining. Dog friendly. 2nd & 4th FRI night 6-9:30pm OPEN MIC Every Sunday 12-3pm Smokehouse and Live Music *2km to Noosa Habitat, bistro and brewery. Hiking tracks to Harry’s Hut too. NO DOMESTIC ANIMALS ALLOWED. But ample wildlife. * 20 mins to Tewantin/Noosaville. *Pomona market (18kms) opened Sat 7-12. *Noosa beaches and national park 30mins. Dog walking at Ringtail creek, on McKinnon Dr.
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RUSTIC RETREAT

6 sites · RVs84 acres · Maryborough, QLD
Our property is situated on the banks of the great sandy strait just 400m from the Tuan Boat ramp with access to Fraser Island by boat or kayak. We are surrounded by State forests and wetland. There is a dam on the property for swimming and playing. 400m walk to the Tuan beach and boat ramp, exit via the main gate entrance. The forshore has a park, BBQ area and picnic tables as well as garbage disposal. There is plenty of space with-in the property and surrounding forests for mountain biking, motor-biking and walking. 3km down the road in Boonooroo you will find a large park with tennis court and public BBQ's. The bowls club and Golf Club are just 3km away. This site is suitable for caravans, RV's, camper trailers. There is no toilet facility on the property. We are VERY dog friendly and can be off lead as long as the dogs are friendly towards people and other dogs and don'y try and bite our horses which roam freely. We also have other peoples horses agisting in paddocks on the property. (Please don't feed them as their owners have requested this) You can feed our horses apples and carrots. Activities you can do include boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, crabbing, walking, stand up paddle boarding, bird watching, kangaroo spotting, playing in the parks, beach tennis, mountain biking, hiking etc. Camp sites are far from the main house and other sites so you can have camp fires and play music, use generators without worry of disturbing the neighbours. We have a tap/ hosepipe at the horse stables as you drive in on nexto the main house where you can fill up water canisters but might be easier to bring your own water. Text before hand to organise so we can show you where the fresh water tap is found. Campers will need to be self contained (rubbish and toilets) and please leave your campsite the way you found it. Don't leave toilet paper or rubbish in fire pits please. Enter / Exit the main gate by pushing the code into the key pad. (Given on booking) Gate closes after 20 seconds once it is fully open so be quick. NOTE: ***During Summer months - November, December, January and February there are midgees (sandflies) at dusk and dawn and we do recommend midgee screening or spraying the mesh on your caravan windows as the standard mozzie mesh will not keep them out. Bring coils, a fan as they hate any breeze, bug spray and long sleeved pants and tops to wear in the evenings from about 5pm-7pm. After it is dark they die down!*** ***4X4's are recommended if you don't stay along the fence line as it can get muddy if there has been lots of rain. If you stay along the fence line you will be fine as the roads are compact and hard and the camp sites along this fence are higher up, they are marked with Fire Pits so camp here if you want to stay dry and get a good breeze.*** We hope you enjoy the peace and quiet out here. If you need anything please message me on HIPCAMP messages or text or call me : 0487047270 (9am -5pm) Unless in an emergency.
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Serenity in Suburbia

1 site · RV1 acres · Currumbin Waters, QLD
WELCOME TO CURRUMBIN WATERS Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, our semi-rural suburban acreage in Currumbin invites you to a unique camping experience in the front area (yard) of our permaculture holding. Amongst the serenity of the ancient eucalypt forest, sustainable living, permaculture principles, and environmental conservation define the ethos of our space. During your stay, you'll also notice recycled items strategically placed around the camp area, reflecting our commitment to minimising environmental impact and promoting a eco-conscious lifestyle. PLEASE read the AMENITIES AND THINGS TO NOTE before you make a booking and view all provided photos. Just a scenic 10-minute drive to the beach and 5 minutes into the Valley, our location allows you to explore the wonders of Currumbin. Embark on a journey along the winding road to discover the breathtaking Cougal Cascades, meander through Springbrook National Park, or stumble upon hidden cafes along the way – all within easy reach. WILDLIFE SPOTTING Situated at 43m above sea level, our land boasts a rich abundance of native plants and wildlife. Marvel at the sight of gorgeous and rare parrots, swamp-faced and golden wallabies, koalas, bush-turkeys, possums, water dragons, and echidnas – a testament to our proud position within a vital conservation area. TO SEE AND DO Explore the winding Currumbin Valley and uncover its hidden gems. Take a trip to the beach, home to the renowned Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Nearby attractions include the Rock Pools, Elephant Rock, Balter Brewing Company, Freeman's Organic Farm, Superbee Honeyworld, Surf World Gold Coast, Sanctuary Markets (Friday night food trucks), and Currumbin Alley Surf School, to name just a few. Indulge in the abundance of delicious cafes just minutes down the road. AMENITIES AND THINGS TO NOTE Prior to booking, please review all site photos. This will help you to decide if our site is a right fit for your needs. The site has an 11% off-level terrain. Assistance aids for levelling your vehicle are available. While tents are welcome, please be aware that the ground is hard gravel and 11% off-level. Most suited to 4WD. Camp trailers, Vans, Camper vans, Roof pop tops, Off-road camp trailers, Expedition trailers, All-terrain vans. Arriving in daylight is highly recommended. If it has rained near the time of your booking, a 4WD is recommended especially if you are towing. Not suitable for caravans unless you are highly proficient in reversing your rig 60m uphill. Reversing and pulling into the site as noted in photos is the best way to utilise the site. Trust us, we know! If you lack confidence in doing so, kindly consider alternative options. The illustrated caravan in the photo is 5 meters. Campers must be fully self-contained with their own camping toilet. Please refrain from arriving and asking where the bathroom facilities are. Domestic power (not 3-phase) and cold town water are provided. Leashed small dogs are permitted; however, pet waste must be promptly removed. Campfires are allowed in the provided fire drum unless there is a local fire ban in place. Bring your own firewood for a cozy evening under the stars.
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Daintree Wilderness Camp

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Cow Bay, QLD
Located in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest where you will see plenty of wildlife and birds and enjoy an endless number of adventures you will find our wilderness campsites. Enjoy all this beautiful region has to offer including rainforest walks, beautiful beaches, stunning waterfalls, crocodile spotting, fishing, snorkeling on the Great Barrier reef and plenty of 4WD tracks to explore. We are within easy reach of Daintree Discovery Centre and the Daintree River Cruises. There is so much to see and do in the area that you will never be bored. Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided, there is plenty of firewood too. We have a pit toilet available for campers to use. Pets are welcome.
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Stargazers cabin

5 sites · Lodging40 acres · North Deep Creek, QLD
Stargazers is an up-cycled tiny home, made out of a shipping container, which provides a pet friendly (horse and dog) private glamping experience. The property has 40 acres, with a main house approximately 500m away from Stargazers. Undulating hills and expansive views surround the site. At night time, the stars are truly breathtaking and are best enjoyed around the fire pit. Amazing bird and nocturnal wildlife is abundant due to the state forestry right next door which has marked trails, perfect for hiking, biking or horse riding.
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Gundy Pub

22 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Gundiah, QLD
Gday, and thanks for stopping by Gundy Pub!Located at the Gundy Pub you will find a number of campsite, cabin and room options available. The cabins have ensuite facilities and we have 3 rooms available in the pub which all have a queen bed and a single bed. All rooms have a TV and air conditioning. Shared bathroom facilities available nearby. You are welcome to use the BBQ facilities located within the caravan park as well. We have a nearby billabong which has plenty of fish and turtles. Enjoy a meal at the nearby Gundy Pub or explore the surrounding area. Bauple Mountain is 5km away which is a great spot for walking and hiking. Mary River is down the road 4km and a great spot for fishing. The national trail runs along the river and is a great spot for walks or bike rides. We have a number of horse riding camps in the nearby area as well.We have fire drums available and well behaved pets are welcome. Firewood available at an additional cost or BYO.We look forward to seeing you.
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Julanne's Forest

1 site · RV, Tent8 acres · Belvedere, QLD
Set in the tropical rainforest on 4 hectares. Julanne's Forest was planted 40 years ago as Cassowary habitat and to encourage a return of local species (both Flora and Fauna). Set high on the banks of Utchee Creek. This is wild rainforest regrowth with wait-a-while, birds and critters abounding. The campground is a mowed area in the paddock. No toilet. 4WD access recommended - essential when wet.
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Cozy Homes Sanctuary Farmstay

4 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Victory Heights, QLD
Our private sanctuary is only 5 mins from central Gympie on the Tin Can bay road35mins to Noosa and 45 mins to Rainbow beach, Exit the highway at the Tin can bay just before Gympie,  turn off follow that road 6km past the high school under the rail pass and 100M on RHS follow to end (1KM). This and adjoining properties in the past were cattle and small crop farming properties now just picturesque  green pastures. The property is also the base for our Tiny houses on wheels and glamper camper trailers 
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Peace & Quiet with Wildlife

4 sites · Tents3100 acres · Chahpingah, QLD
Open with gentle undulating country and waterways. The campsite is private and scenic. Cattle & wildlife are free to roam. Short drive to Durong which has a lovely cafe & general store. Limited Mobile service There are no toilets here, campers need to be self contained and leave no trace. Cows & calves roam the paddocks that you will camp in. There are also ants, spiders, possibly scrub ticks, goannas, eagle hawks, snakes, pigs, wild dogs & dingoes that roam around as well which could attack the animals, particularly if left outside un-caged at night. Small dogs can also be mistakenly picked up by Eagles. Just something to be aware of at all times. If there is a recent 1080 BAIT sign on the gateway, please don't let pets wander freely, or eat anything other than their food.
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Beach camping in Queensland with horseback riding guide

Overview

It’s easy to find a camping spot to suit any interest in a state as large as Queensland. With 7,000 km of Pacific Ocean coastline and a richly diverse interior of everything from ancient rainforests to arid outback landscapes, you'll find plenty of options. Choose from some 1,000 national parks, forests and other protected areas, and a host of other camping sites. From the golden beaches and green hinterland of the Gold Coast in the south to the rugged loneliness of Cape York to the north, and the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef offshore, campers are spoiled for choice.

South East Queensland

With the state capital Brisbane as your starting point, head to Queensland’s first National Park, Lamington National Park (established in 1915), for cooler climes and ancient Gondwana rainforests. The south-east’s subtropical climate means lots of sunshine, perfect for any camping trip.

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, with island and mainland camping to suit all, with a choice of 19 National Parks. Don flippers and snorkel and hit the water, explore the 165-million-year-old

Rainforest, or head inland to the wonders of

to camp near ancient lava tubes.

Sunshine Coast

Living up to its name, the Sunshine Coast basks in its many natural attractions, from 100km of beaches to forested hinterland. Spot koalas in Noosa National Park, take a kayak up-river to camp in the Noosa Everglades, or head north along the beach in the Great Sandy National Park. The volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains National Park offer hikers and climbers a challenge.

Whitsundays

From Airlie Beach, take off for the green islands of Whitsunday Islands National Park or stick to the coast, exploring Conway National Park, where you may be joined by rock wallabies. Despite its holiday atmosphere, it’s easy to get away from it all. The best islands for hiking and camping are Whitsunday Island and Hook Island.

Southern Great Barrier Reef Region

Straddling the Tropic of Capricorn, this somewhat under-rated region has much to offer. Visit in summer for turtle nesting and hatching at Mon Repos Conservation Park, or head offshore to Lady Elliot Island. The main towns are Bundaberg and Gladstone, but it’s worth checking out the coastal villages of Agnes Water and 1770 or heading inland to explore the trails and gorges of the spectacular Carnarvon National Park.

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